Kymco has been making waves the past few weeks with the launch of new scooters both here and abroad. Now, the Taiwan-based motorcycle maker is furthering its plans to go global with production of the RevoNEX in Italy.
First unveiled at EICMA 2019, the RevoNEX is a fully electric street bike but with a manual transmission and chain final drive. Kymco envisions the RevoNEX to be a transition motorcycle for those coming from conventional internal combustion engines (ICE) to electric power.
While Kymco has yet to share any info on its battery and range, it boasts of impressive figures when it comes to acceleration.
The RevoNEX can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds. It can go from 100-200 km/h in just 8.7 seconds.
Kymco has made sure to make in an engaging ride with the addition of a 6-speed manual gearbox. Kymco hopes to make it convenient even in the heavy traffic in the city with its first gear capable of traveling up to speeds of 80 km/h.
In addition to its electric motor, it’s governed by a Kymco FEP (Full Engagement Performance) suite. This set of electronic aides includes traction control, ABS, and rear-wheel lift mitigation.
It’s built on impressive components like Metzeler Racetec RR tires, Brembo brakes, and Öhlins suspension.
Most surprising of all, the RevoNEX will be built in Italy. The move is believed to help create more competitive pricing for the motorcycle in Europe. In addition, sourcing and shipping batteries from European manufacturers will be easier than one from outside of Europe.
Besides that, Kymco has yet to reveal any more details. However, it’s exciting to see how an electric motorcycle that style rides like a conventional motorcycle will be received by the public.